This probably seems a little competitive (or rude), but I'm a student and I don't want people who ask to look at my phone to see the apps/files which are my 'secret weapons' for studying. Hey, I need every edge I can get over the ultra-competitive folks in my class! LOL
My thing about "Folders" is that you can still see the icons for them on the home screen? Is that right? How to hide or password protect the folders, so people can't snoop through them?
Not sure about the user that posted this link...but for me...I like hot girls...and there are a number of apps that are geared towards that...not to mention friendfinder which has an app. My kids like to play games on the phone...and I would rather they not see apps that are questionable to their age group.
I can't believe they haven't come up with an app for that yet. Amazing. Maybe someone should...and they can make a bundle. Anyone? Anyone?
Jailbreak!! Then you can use lockdown to password protect certain apps or you can put the app in the SBSettings dock which hides them but makes them easily accessible. There is also an app for renaming your apps.
Don't want to jailbreak? Check TiPb tips for how to change the icon for an app. Then it can be hidden in plain sight. Your study app might have an icon picture that looks like it's a checkers app.
I suppose one alternative might be to load up more apps than there are spaces for apps on the 11 screens. Additional apps are still on the phone but don't show up because you can't get to those screens. You'd have to use the search tool to look for the app by name. You also have to finagle a bit to get certain apps to show up on the screens and others to disappear. Dunno how to "hide" documents though..
You can hide apps by going to setting and go to restrictions and select delete apps and installing apps. Then u can delete the app, then go to setting put a restriction on installing app so they can't observe what that app is. Then when u want to look at it go to settings and press install apps and wahla
So I can lock apps without having to hide them. Cool! That may be easier. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll look into these!
One thing you can do is use "Guided Access" in Accessibility. If a friend wants to see your Facebook for example, go to guided access in Accessibility and Toggle on. Then go to Facebook and tripple click the home button. Then choose "Guided Access". You will have a 4 digit code to use to stop Guided Access. So while in Facebook, your friend will not be able to do anything but Facebook. You will be the only one with the code. Try it out some and see if that would work for you. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202612